MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978

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C. M. (Christopher Murray) Grieve [Hugh McDiarmid, 1892-1978] was a Scottish poet, writer, and cultural activist. Politically, he was both a nationalist, helping found the National Party of Scotland in 1928, and a communist. During the 1930's, he was expelled from each group for his membership in the other. His nationalist leanings were, for a time, characterized by pre-Reformation Catholic Scotland "as a model of social, spiritual, and national coherence." (Roderick Watson, ODNB). Grieve founded a series of periodicals: the Scottish Chapbook fourteen issues beginning in 1922; the weekly Scottish Nation, thirty-four issues beginning in 1923; and the monthly Northern Review four issues in 1924. These periodicals "set about the definition of a literary and cultural 'renaissance' in Scottish affairs." (Watson, ODNB). Grieve moved toward the use of Scots as an exploration of the vernacular, a move reflected in his adoption of the pseudonym Hugh M'Diarmid.

From the description of Christopher Murray Grieve [Hugh MacDiarmid] Collection, 1927-1965. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 759010124

Christopher Murray Grieve (1892-1978), the Scots poet and prose writer, who used the pseudonym Hugh MacDiarmid. He wrote his poem A drunk man looks at the thistle in 1926. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Unique autograph manuscript of, A drunk man looks at the thistle, by Hugh MacDiarmid, together with other literary papers and some letters, ca. 1925-1960, (Leeds University Library)

Christopher Murray Grieve, 1892-1978, Scottish writer best known for English and Scots poetry written under the pen name Hugh MacDiarmid.

From the description of Letter, [19]28 Nov. 22, Montrose, to Miss Archibald, Scottish Secretariat. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14915285

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creatorOf Bridson, D. G. (Douglas G.), 1910-. Papers, 1943-1980. Indiana University
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Autograph letters signed (2) : Whalsay, Shetland Island, to A.E., 1933 Oct. 11 and 1934 Jan. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Maurice Lindsay Papers, 1943-1977 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. Poems transcribed by his friends for John Gawsworth, with a triptych by Nina Hamnett, 1946-1954. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Hugh MacDiarmid Collection (University of Guelph). Correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogues, programs, sound recording and ephemera relating to Hugh MacDiarmid (i.e. Christopher M. Grieve). University of Guelph
creatorOf Angus, David. David Morrison Scotia and Scotia Review Collection, 1970-1975. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Letter to Christopher Murray Grieve [manuscript], 1942 March 5. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Soutar, William, 1898-1943. William Soutar collection. [1932-1943]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. Collection, 1958-1992 (inclusive). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn McLaren, Moray. Thirty-eight years of knowing C.M. Grieve/ [manuscript} Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
referencedIn Collection of material relating to the Scottish National Party, 20th century Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Draft copy of Hugh MacDiarmid's poem 'First The hymn to Lenin', 1931 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Caledonian Press. [Advertisements for two forthcoming books to by published by the Caledonian Press, 793 Argyle Street, Glasgow, C.3, Scotland]. National Library of Scotland, NLS
referencedIn Agenda records, 1914-1985 (bulk 1969-1984). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters to Christopher Murray Grieve (1892-1978), before 1978 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Christopher Murray Grieve [Hugh MacDiarmid] Collection, 1927-1965. University of Colorado Boulder
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Results of final examinations : first year degree, OAC Review, v.37, no.9, May 1925, p.344-345. University of Guelph
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Letter, [19]28 Nov. 22, Montrose, to Miss Archibald, Scottish Secretariat. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Christopher Murray Grieve [Hugh MacDiarmid] Collection (MS 33), c. 1927-1965 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. [Aitken Collection. A collection of 125 items relating to Hugh MacDiarmid, real name Christopher Murray Grieve. The collection was formed by William Russell Aitken (1913-1998), MacDiarmid's friend, editor and literary agent. It includes early editions of MacDiarmid's poems, many inscribed by the poet, and many rare ephemeral items such as posters and photographs.]. National Library of Scotland, NLS
referencedIn Hugo Manning Papers TXRC91-A13., 1942-1977 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Bell, Martín. Martin Bell papers, 1958-1967. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Christopher Murray Grieve [Hugh MacDiarmid] Ephemera (MS 118), 1926-1940 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Autograph letter signed : Biggar, Lancs., to Nelson Taylor, 1973 May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Abse, Dannie. Nimbus magazine archive, 1945-1962. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Derek Parker Collection TXRC96-A45., 1955-1970 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Rosenthal, M. L. (Macha Louis), 1917-. M.L. Rosenthal papers, [ca. 19301996]. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Mary lay in jizzen / Hugh MacDiarmid. National Library of Scotland, NLS
referencedIn [Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings in connexion with Hugh MacDiarmid]. National Library of Scotland, NLS
referencedIn Glen, Duncan, 1933-2008. Portrait of Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) : original pen drawing, 1968? Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn M. L. Rosenthal Papers, ca. 1930-1996 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Unique autograph manuscript of, A drunk man looks at the thistle, by Hugh MacDiarmid, together with other literary papers and some letters, ca. 1925-1960 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Couzyn, Jeni. Jeni Couzyn papers 1969-1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Agenda records, 1914-2001, 1969-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers of Helen Burness Cruikshank, 1886-1975, poet, 1931-1976 Stirling University Library
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Letter to Christopher Murray Grieve, 1942 March 5. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Collection of Papers relating to Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972), 20th century Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Nimbus Magazine Records TXRC94-A20., 1945-1962 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Partridge, C. J. Colin John Partridge fonds. [1958-2000]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Autograph manuscript of 'A drunk man looks at the thistle', by Hugh MacDiarmid, together with other literary papers and some letters. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Fales Portrait/Subject Collection, ca. 1800-Present Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Manning, Hugo. Papers, 1942-1977. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. O chaile co bha romham 'n seo = O wha's been here afore me, lass : / typescript / Hugh MacDiarmid ; eadar-theang Ruairidh Mac Dhòmhnaill, 1993 University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Daiken, Leslie. Papers, 1935-1963. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Massey Collection of Manuscripts [manuscripts]. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
creatorOf Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. Gawsworth (Armstrong)/Shiel/Redonda papers, 1928-1971. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. Scots unbound and other poems : manuscript, [ca. 1932] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957. Oliver St. John Gogarty letter lecture tour publicity collection, circa 1933. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. When the rat-race is over : carbon typescript, 1962. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miller, Karl, 1931-. Karl Miller papers, 1949-2007. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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correspondedWith Bell, Martín. person
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associatedWith Caledonian Press. corporateBody
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associatedWith Christopher Murray Grieve Hugh MacDiarmid person
associatedWith Couzyn, Jeni. person
associatedWith Created by John MacKay Shaw person
associatedWith Cruikshank, Helen Burness (1886-1975: poet) person
associatedWith Daiken, Leslie. person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. person
associatedWith Glen, Duncan, 1933-2008. person
associatedWith Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Grieve, Christopher Murray person
associatedWith Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. person
associatedWith Hugh MacDiarmid Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith John) Maurice Lindsay person
associatedWith Lohf, Kenneth A., person
associatedWith Macdonald, Roderick. person
associatedWith Manning, Hugo, 1913-1977 person
associatedWith McLaren, Moray. person
associatedWith Miller, Karl, 1931- person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Nimbus: A Magazine of Literature, the Arts, and New Ideas corporateBody
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associatedWith Partridge, C. J. person
associatedWith Ratcliffe, Dorothy Una, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rosenthal, M. L. (Macha Louis), 1917- person
associatedWith Schotz, Benno. person
associatedWith Soutar, William, 1898-1943. person
associatedWith Taylor, Nelson, person
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Letters 20th century
Manuscripts, Scottish Gaelic
Letters--20th century
English poetry Scottish authors 20th century
English poetry--Scottish authors--20th century
Poets, Scottish--20th century
Authors, Scottish 20th century
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Birth 1892-08-11

Death 1978-09-09

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Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic

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